These low-growing perennials are much-loved for their large, dark-eyed flowers, which have velvet-like petals that open up to form gorgeous saucers. Traditionally these bulbs (tubers) are planted in spring and will produce flowers in early summer, however if they are planted later (up to the end of June), they will flower from August to October.
Each collection Contains 60 tubers, 20 of each of the following.
Mr Fokker: Their intenesly coloured violet-blue flowers make charming additions to the vase and look lovely at the front of a sunny border. Grows to: 25cm.
The Bride: Slender stems rise from the mounds of dissected foliage bearing green-centred, white flowers in early spring. Their simple elegance looks divine when planted in large numbers. Grows to: 30cm.
Sylphide: The petals are an irridescent shade of pink and they surround boss of rich purple stamens - overall a very pretty effect. Use them with taller-stemmed tulips, which can soar above. Grows to: 30cm.
Garden care: Plant pre-soaked tubers 5-8cm deep and 15cm apart in light, sandy soil in a sunny, protected site. Cover with a cloche or dry mulch to protect against extreme winter weather.